Chris Rock’s mom reacts

Chris Rock’s mom is finally addressing Will Smith’s infamous slap at the 2022 Oscars.

“But he really slapped me. Because when you hurt my child, you hurt me.

The South Carolina native, 77, admitted that like many viewers at home, she initially thought the televised slap was staged.

The comedian’s mom said she initially thought the slap was staged.

“Because she was mulled over laughing when it happened,” Rose said, referencing her son’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.

Will Smith slapped Rock after he made a joke about his wife’s shaved head

Smith has since resigned from the Academy and has been banned from attending the Oscars for a decade.

Chris has since joked that he won’t be addressing the slap heard around the world until he sees some money.